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Apr 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to go live to west virginia. president barack obama is scheduled to speak at a memorial service for the 29 call miners who died in an explosion earlier this month. we also expect some remarks from a vice president biden and the governor of west virginia. this is live coverage on c-span. >> please be seated. jason matthew atkins. [no audio] jason matthew adkins. [applause] carl "pee-wee" acorn [applause] james eddie moony [applause] joshua scott naper [applause] >> jimmy davis. [applause] >> benny r. willingham. [applause] >> gregory stephen baracbrock. [applause] >> corey thomas davis. [applause] >> stephen j. "smiling" harrah. [applause] >> nicholas mccrosky. [applause] >> christopher li bellee bell, . [applause] >> joe r. "jody" price. [applause] deward allen scott. [applause] >> grover dale sceend. [applause] >> william "griff" griffith. [applause] >> mike lee "cuz" elswick. [applause] >> howard daniels "boon" dane, kr. -- jr. [applause] >> gary wayne quarrels. [applause] >> william roosevelt lynch. [applause] >> ricky workmean. [applause] >> richard "rick" keith lang. [applause]
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 9:30am EDT
: next up is a trial in west virginia -- kyle in west virginia. caller: thank you very much for see again. i think it is an incredible public service. i'm sorry, i was listening passively when i heard that there was a bill in congress for shareholders to determine the executive pay of their ceos. that is a little crazy. host: why is that crazy? caller: i think that is the government overstepping its bounds, again. in my state, west virginia, we're really worried about this cap and trade and the epa regulation, especially as you know, there was an explosion down there, god bless their souls. west virginia is 49 out of 50 in per-capita income. when we start to put the pressure on these large companies, it does not really affect the people in the upper tiers. it starts to affect my house. west virginia gets 40% of the power of just from kolk for 50% of the population -- from coal for 50% of the population. we're all going to pay. host: we will leave it there. thanks for your call. guest: one point that he missed was the fact that this bill in congress would not require companies to pay
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2010 10:00am EDT
night, we saw luis gutierrez, and others join up with virginia foxx. we had concern on the floor raised by dan rohrabacher and doc hastings, and lincoln diaz-balart, mr. pierluisi, the former governor, and number of members of republican leadership joining in support of this, and the bottom line, mr. speaker, is that we should do exactly what mr. gutierrez argued both in the rules committee and here on the floor last night. now, i have stood in this well repeatedly saying that i could have done a better job. well, i had the privilege of serving as chairman of the house rules committee, i could have had more open rules. i could have had more free flowing debate. in fact i was criticized as this new majority was attempting to emerge to that majority status, and it was justified in some ways. we were promised, though, as i and others were being criticizeds -- criticized, mr. speaker, that we would have an entire new direction for america. there would be an open, free wheeling debate. well, there is no issue where it is more apparent we should have a free wheeling debate, open amendm
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 6:15pm EDT
joint returns. host: west virginia. caller: i went like to ask you a question first. host: go ahead. caller: can you consider having one person on since this coal mining disaster has occurred. that is right in my backyard. i like to hear his perspective on what is going on. he is right there in washington, d.c. i had a couple of questions for kevin. i am 58. this year i can take money out of my traditional ira. is that correct? can i role that over to a roth ira and then i am responsible for the tax on that? i have an illness that requires me to buy air purifiers that are quite expensive. can i claim those on my tax as a medical expense? guest: air purifiers like that is considered a medical expense. you have to have to itemize deductions for that. and they must exceed 7.5% of your a.g.i. in a few years, that will go up to 10%. if the total exceeds 7.5 senna of your income, then you can deduct medical expenses -- % of your income, then you can deduct medical expenses. there is no penalty if you roll money from one ira to another. the big thing that has happened with roth conversions
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 7:30am EDT
new york times" -- back to the telephones. virginia, charlie on our line for independents. are there any signs of the recovery? caller: it is difficult to say. the peninsula is typical shielded because of the military force that is present in the area. the jobs into cycle in and out fairly consistently, but when i looked at the classified ads, there are more ads in the paper. there are a majority that are looking for temporary jobs. host: what kind of temporary jobs are we talking about? caller: lot of these are toward the service industry. it is taxis and so they're looking for help with that. i personal -- is tax season and they are looking for help with that. our manufacturing base is shrinking and our country is headed toward the service industry. host: from the wall street journal this morning -- also this morning from the associated press, talking about this morning's weekly radio address from the republicans. in their weekly internet and radio address, kevin mccarthy of california says, creating more federal agencies and putting taxpayers on the hook for more bailouts is
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 10:00am EDT
and applause] it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to northern virginia community college. [applause] last week, our president signed a health care bill that will provide quality, affordable care to millions of americans. [applause] today, we are here to celebrate another historic piece of legislation, one that will make a college education a a a reality for millions of middle- class americans. -- flintoff isikoff a college education a reality for millions of middle class of -- one that will make a college education a reality for millions of middle- class americans [applause] to many american families, they have had to take on crushing debt to pursue a college degree. i see every day in my classroom just how hard my students work in order to pay their tuition bills. often, their family budgets are stretched to the limit and when things get tough -- someone loses a job or a family member gets sick -- a college education is the first thing to go. thanks to the leadership of president obama, our vice president, and members of congress here today, their malaise across the coun
CSPAN
Apr 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
fred simms, beckly, west virginia. the chaplain: father, we ask you to strengthen the courage of the representatives and congress. sent here men and women to do what a right. make it plain, father. we lease the same wisdom that brought these 50 states together to form this great united states of america. allow it to fall fresh among this great governing body as they make decisions affecting over 300 million americans. father, at this time we join our hearts, minds and spirits for our fellow miners in west virginia who have suffered a great loss in the midst of tragedy. out of the depths of our pressing need, praying that i will draw near onto us during this dark hour of time in jesus name, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from alabama, mr. griffith. mr. griffith: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nat
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 1:00pm EDT
virginia festival of book, rebecca on the best-selling -- best seller. his book is "superpower relations." find the entire weekend schedule at booktv.org. >> the minutes that the wall street firms were in the business of harvesting middle- class and lower middle class americans for their home equity value and making loans to them against it, there was a natural risk of abuse. >> sunday, michael was on the subprime mortgage crisis. his latest is the "big short." michael lewis at 8:00 on c-span. >> a discussion on how the media can support whistle-blowers. speakers include 60 minutes producer and former nbc news investigative producer. the national whistle-blowers legal defense and education fund hosted the event brit -- hosted the event. >> he is a distinguished french investigative journalist with the post brith he is a former executive director of the washington times. he worked extensively with sources and whistle-blowers. will have more extensive introduction to recall upon them. i have represented whistle blowers since 1984 and i have been working with the press ever sense
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 8:00pm EDT
rhetoric has changed a little bit throughout the day, and i know that my friends from virginia and my friend from connecticut had a press conference earlier today to talk about some of the issues that are being talked about rhetorically. and let's say that what is happening right now -- and it is unfortunate for the american people -- what is happening right now is that both sides of the aisle are trying to herd of goats with language -- up folks with language that does not do justice to this, very difficult, something very much needed in this country. there have been a lot of discussion about this funding mechanism, this $50 million -- this $50 billion bailout fund, if you will -- and those are somebody else's words by the way, not mine. let's just talk about this and i know the american people are probably tuning and in some cases and wonder how we are jumping into this without a lot of dialogue, but the fact is that we have a financial regulation bill that i hope will come before us and that will dills something called orderly liquidation, so that when a large institution fails, it
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, husbands, they loved hutton and fishing, they hated the way rodriguez last west virginia for michigan. [applause] the love motorcycles and a practice random acts of kindness. they had their given names, but as we learned today they answer to others. some had been mining for decades. some for months. one was planning a wedding one was planning for retirement. as individuals, these men were strong proud they were providers. they represent what i think is the heart and soul and spine of this nation. and ladies and gentlemen, a nation mourns them. to every member of every family that has been touched by this tragedy i can say that i know what it is like to lose a spouse and child, and i also know when the tributes are done and the flags are once again flying at full staff, once the miners you see today go back to work, that is when it will be hardest for you all. when life has moved on around us and has yet to stir within you, that is when you're going to need one another for the lucky ones, like its to go one but as a community and a nation we would compound tragedy if we let the whites
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
? >> virginia. >> both of you? >> that is our hometown. i have lived with the yankees for longer. >> what was the family like? where did you get the music experience? >> both of our parents are musicians, but amateurs. music has always been around the house. michael is an accomplished pianist and plays the drums and has a degree in recording. i play the piano and drums as well. andrew and sarah both play the guitar. music was around a lot. we toured as a band for years before we got into the online video. >> for years? >> several decades actually. >> how far did you go? >> several miles. >> we made it to south dakota. you could only say half of the states. >> junky einstein -- who invented that name? >> i think that i did. it is all a haze these days. he reminded us of albert einstein, but instead of using his genius for good, he used it for pleasure by pleasuring himself with illegal drugs. we called him "junky einstein." >> he first appeared in our second video as a character and we refered to him as junky einstein. when he was in other episodes, he needed a placard. >> the next one is
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 4:30pm EDT
he joined the faculty of the virginia law school. in 1971, he became the council to the white house office of telecommunications policy. he served as chair of the administrative conference of the united states from 1972 to 1974. he was appointed assistant attorney general of the office of legal counsel in the department of justice in 1974. in 1977, after half a year as a resident scholar at the american enterprise institute here in washington, he returned to teaching at the university of chicago law school. he was also a visiting professor at the law schools at georgetown and stanford universities. president ronald reagan appointed justice scalia to the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia in the 1982 -- in 1982. four years later, president reagan nominated him to serve on the supreme court. the senate confirmed his appointment on september 17, 1986. that was almost 24 years ago. justice stephen breyer was going in san francisco, california. he received a b.a. in philosophy from stanford university, a b.a. at magdalene college and oxford university as a marsha
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2010 9:00pm EDT
words we are very proud of, and given them to the university of virginia, where there is a center named for albert. thank you, albert. >> with that brief encomium, i would like to open up the table for questions. if you ask a question, either be at a microphone or wait for one of the traveling microphones to get to you. before you ask the question, introduce yourself and mention your organization. do we have an opening question? >> i am with the hudson institute. i am very interested in your civility campaign. i am in favor of it. one thing i often noticed that contributes to the lack of civility is the sense that when your team makes the argument but when the other team does it you should filibuster. when the republicans are the majority, they think the filibuster is terrible. they switch sides depending on where they stand. i think that contributes. but i am interested in your thoughts about where the breakdown of civility came from and what we can do to make it better. >> first, america has always had issues. walt whitman used to talk about "an athletic democracy." things were
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2010 1:00pm EDT
women, tracing its roots back to the expansion of virginia public higher education system. while its name has evolved over the years, radford's commitment to academic excellence has never waivered. radford's beautiful 177 acre campus is located in the new river valley between the blue ridge and allegheny mountains. the university's home to nearly 8,000 undergraduates and over 1,000 graduate students. and these students have access to a diverse academic and curricular programs. the university's comprised of six undergraduate and one graduate college which offers 153 degree options. additionally, radford has also has 19 ncaa division i teams, 400 intramural sports teams, eafer over 200 clubs and organizations. recently radford was named one of the top up-and-coming schools in the nation by "u.s. news and world report" due to its promising and innovative changes it's made over the past few years. under the leadership of radford's sixth president, the university has consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in the southeast region. such recognition shows the school's c
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 10:00am EDT
blames laws for the recent coal mine explosion in west virginia. his comments run just over five minutes. on april 5, the united states suffered the worst mine disaster in more than a generation. 29 lives were lost, community have been upended. during this painful time, all of us are mourning with the people of montcoal and whitesville and the coal river valley. the people of west virginia are in our prayers. we need a little more than prayers. we owe them accountability, we owe them with assurance that when they go to work every day, when they enter that dark mine they are not alone. they ought to know that the company is doing what they need to do to protect them and a government that's looking out for their safety. in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, i asked the officials standing with me, labor secretary hilda solis and joe maine and kevin strickland to lead an investigation into what caused the explosion at massey energy company's upper big branch mine. i asked them to report back with preliminary findings this week. we just concluded that the investigation is ongoing
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
compromise are north of 80%. that is a quote from a democrat of virginia. here is a comment by twitter. the president has been talking about this in his weekly radio address yesterday and on thursday at cooper union. >> there is a legitimate debate taking place about have to ensure that taxpayers are best held harmless during a crisis. that is legitimate. but what i do not support it is that somehow the future legislation proposed will encourage future bailouts. that makes for good sound bite, but it is not factually accurate, not true. host: we will hear more from the president this week as he travels on both tuesday and wednesday. bob joins us from sherman oaks, california caller: hi, this will take a minute. one of the things we tend to do in this country is deal with the derivatives. actually, one of the derivatives that caused economic distress is oil futures, and commodity futures. it is amazing how whether it is war, the crisis that did not quite collapsed economy -- we do not seem to remember what happened to it and what is going on again. [call breaking up] host: i'm sorry to
CSPAN
Apr 15, 2010 2:00am EDT
to mr. mollohan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sister who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of virginia spoke today about financial regulation reform. this is about 30 minutes. >> i am pleased to be joined by my colleague, senator mark warner. let me express my gratitude to mark and other members of the banking committee, both democrats and republicans, who have worked very hard over the last year or so in putting together a proposal on financial reform. we are not there yet, obviously, in terms of achieving a bipartisan bill, but the process has been an ongoing one. we have had both formal and informal talks over the past couple of months. let me share a couple of thoughts, and then i will turn the podium over to mark warner. americans of all stripes all across the country have suffered terribly as a result of the economic crisis and the country. 8.5 million jobs have been lost. 7 million homes have ended up in foreclosure. retirement accounts that people spent years accumulating were wiped out, in some cases, in a matter of minutes. there was devastation all across our country. we came to the brink of a major meltdown of all financial institutions, approximating the great
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
start taking our medicine. thank you. host: next is west virginia. this is debbie on the line for democrats, talking about the vat tax this morning. i can hear your television in the background. can you hit the mute? caller: i'm sorry. yes, i live in west virginia. a vat tax -- we are taxed like crazy in west written yet. we pay a real estate tax, personal property tax, and we pay a tax to have a dog. if you have a business, there's a tax for every city. we're taxed to death. plus, the sales tax. ananother tax will kill us. the last thing we need is another tax. host: if they created one that exempted food and other must have services, would that change your mind? caller: i think there's a better solution to the deficit. first, i think the first thing we need to do is welfare reform. these people who are on welfare do not work and they just have another kid so they can collect more money. it would probably make a huge difference in the national deficit. host: 4 "the houston chronicle" the oil rig explosion is front- page news. later on in the program, we will talk to the lead repu
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2010 10:00am EDT
. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, for five minutes. mr. connolly: thanks to this congress, hundreds of millions of americans have received hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts. in fact, more than $800 billion. in that sounds like an astounding number, it is. it astounded ronald agean's domestic advisor who said taxes are considerably lower by every measure since obama became president. the proof of these tax cuts is clearly evident in the latest tax data. the average refund in america went to a record $3,000. thanks to the tax cuts passed by this congress, rereturned more money to taxpayers than ever before. the recovery act we passed last year was enacted to stabilize the economy. it created 25 separate tax cuts now benefiting 95% of all americans. while they haven't received the same level of attention as the jobs and infrastructure we worked on in that bill, the tax cuts actually make up the largest component of that act. more than 240,000 families in my district, the 11th district of virginia, be
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2010 10:00am EDT
expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia, mr. pierriello, for five minutes. mr. pierriello: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pierriello: thank you, madam speaker. the time for basking deals is over. the time for the washington wall street conclusion that has put main street at risk and risk the pension funds and hard-earned retirement accounts of so many americans, it's time for this to end. how many loopholes is enough for the republican caucus in the senate? we've had the entire republican senate caucus to join with the king of the cornhusker kickback to say, no, not enough loopholes. we need to water it down more. we need less accountability for wall street. that's not what the american people are saying. the american people are saying we need to bring main street values of accountability, decency to washington and to wall street. people want the banks to bank and let those who want to use risky speculative gambling schemes to keep their hands off the hard-earned retirement of those who wo
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
this stage today. neither did i.. [laughter] thanks to the generosity of churches in virginia, he and his parents found a home in the united states. he said he always want to be in the military and he found his calling in the united states marine corps. he is deployed to iraq and was serving his second tour when his unit was struck by an improvised explosive device. the weeks and months that followed, he battled to recover from for traumatic brain injury edit va. --va medical facility and he was sworn in as an american citizen. this morning was not only determine to recover but to help others. he has been a leader and mentor to his -- fallen warriors. he is quite an athlete. he agrees. [laughter] he will compete next month in the first warrior games of the u.s. olympic training center in colorado. for his distinguished service to country, for inspiring us all with his example of what citizenship truly means, i am proud to join the u.s. citizenship and immigration services in presenting this recognition, the outstanding american by choice award. do we have the award? [applause] wit
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2010 8:00pm EDT
for good. -- one is fort hood. we have a similar circumstance at a hospital in virginia. has taken me three or four times to understand it, but within the additions on the food stamp program, where a lot of the dollars look like they are not obligated, it takes awhile for inflation to get back to where it was. perhaps we can get a better explanation than from me on this item, but a lot of the out years spending is mandatory, based on what we did on food stamps. you'd have to dramatically cut back food stamp spending right now, based upon inflation numbers that economists expect inflation to get up to 19. not a good explanation, but we can get somebody better on that. a lot of the dollars were kept driving down was the number that was actually going to be available. it was somewhere around the $30 billion category. a lot of that falls within the energy loan guarantee program, where a lot of the dollars have not been allocated out yet. there's an argument there that you could sweep some of those, but you could hopefully recruit, and i think there is a legitimate policy there. there are
CSPAN
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i also ask unanimous consent to speak for a minute to honor former congressman stan rarries who pass aid way march 27. he represented the eighth district of virginia in the house from 1973 to 1974 and then again throughout the 1980's, from 1981 to 1990. he was a very hardworking advocate for northern virginians, he was a fighter pilot a veteran of the korean war, he earned the distinguished flying cross and the purple heart for his service. he was known for give ought his home phone number and listening to people regardless of their views. i'm not sure his successor has given out his home phone number as often but mr. parris supported flood control projects and bridge he put car pool lanes on interstate 395 and transferred control to the the airports from the federal aviation administration, he made an effort to move the prison, he got the national football league to change its policy on blacking out games he proved pressure yent in warning about the looming savings and loan crisis in the 1980.
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
carolina. in west virginia 1, there is william monahan. hopefully, we will get them -- we will get rid of them before november and not in november. we have two of the most obnoxious members of the congress. one person who has been particularly hostile to the tea party of movement is a freshman and a republican in this district is alan grayson in florida. [applause] since most of us are legally qualified to vote in nevada because we have been there so much, we have met a fabulous candidates, a doctor in nevada, who is running in nevada 3. we are really proud to endorse dr. joe hecht for congress. [applause] our final target list is another virginia race. the gerry connolly seems to find troubling replace he turns. it would be good to change the ethics of the 11th congressional district of virginia. [applause] as i said earlier, we have to remember to reward our friends who we have endorsed. republicans who have stood for the tea party movement from the beginning, tom mcclintock in california 4 and the representative from georgia 6. [applause] any mention michele bock man, we were delighted
CSPAN
Apr 11, 2010 7:00am EDT
: spartanburg, west virginia. caller: the most important thing is the jobs and stimulus package. host: do you think that the prior stimulus package was effective? caller: i think it has worked pretty well. you can see that the stock market is going up but jobs are always the lagging indicator. the fact that jobs are the lagging indicator, like as said, the other caller is right on the monday, talking about immigration. the whole thing is about jobs. what people need our living wage jobs in this country and that is what congress needs to focus on when they come back. host: reporting going on right now but the plane crash that killed the president of poland and essentially decimated the polish government. a look at some of the other folks there were killed along with the president. his wife, the national security chief, former presidents living in exile, the deputy speaker of parliament, the president of the national bank of poland. looking at a couple of other headlines in the news, sudan as having elections. "low expectations, however, after holding their first multi- party election in tw
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
virginia. we will hear remarks from president obama, vice-president joe biden, and west virginia governor joe manchin. watch that live at 3:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> i think there is a huge lack of knowledge about how this town works, how congress works. >> when you were doing research work, you have to do that yourself. >> this weekend, award winning historians will talk about their work, their books, and their professions, and revisit their first appearances on our networks. that is sunday night on c-span. >> earlier this week, first lady michelle obama hosted children at the white house for the annual take our daughters and sons to work day. she talked about her role as first lady and daily life at the white house. this is about 50 minutes. >> how are you? it is good to see you! how're you doing? hi! hello! yeah, you can pet bo. he is the highlight of the visit today. all right, come on, bo. come on, bo. ok, i will make sure he comes around to everybody. a. how is everybody doing? that is good. welcome to the white house. how many of you guys have done this? who did this last year?
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2010 2:00am EDT
floor. theresa wharton. virginia thompson. victoria dexter. karen shepherd. sondra sanders. claudine ritter. jill randolph. frankie merrill. claude thatte meeks. >> alvin justice. cristy jenkins. my sister, robin huss baby amber huss. she let driver -- sheila driver and baby. kathy family. -- kathy finley. woodrow brady. >> we remember our friends and family in the advance security surface, third floor. robert westbury. larry turner. norma johnson. robert demaster. my uncle, hardly cottingham. >> visitor to the second floor, we remember scott williams. >> we remember our friends and family in the american child develops center, second floor. carlton smith. chase smith. blake kennedy. wanda howell. kevin. kevin garrett. tyler santores. brenda daniels. >> my sister, jaycee ray. antonio and sarah cooper. >> anthony christopher cooper. his mother, dana cooper. zachary taylor chavez. my big sister, bailey allman. >> remember our friends and family in the general services administration, first floor. stephen curry. >> where remember our friends and family in social security administration,
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Apr 30, 2010 10:00am EDT
calling in. next call is drawn from alexandria, virginia. john, are you with us? we will move on to tammy in georgia. caller: i'm actually not have gone, but i had to call in. i am a u.s. citizen and my husband came to this country illegally from nigeria on a foul -- false passports. he was originally deported but i paid thousands of dollars to try to bring him back. host: who have you paid the money to? caller: this is going through the legal process at this point where you have to file the waivers, the 212 and the 601. i have twins, a boy and girl that are only two months old. we have to go through the legal process and we 10 years after his deportation. the real problem with this is that many people are not going to leave this country because they know once they leave america the hell they're going to go through like my family is going through trying to bring him back. that is issue number one. my grievance with the immigration law is, what is going to happen to people like me, people whose spouses have already been deported? are they going to give everybody here amnesty because
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
the rescue teams have been forced to pull out again from the coal mine in west virginia where four miners are missing after that explosion that killed at least 25 people. according to safety officials, the rescue teams were heading to a refuge chamber, where they hoped to find the missing miners, but those rescue operators then discovered signs of fire and smoke in the mines. they were then ordered to retreat immediately. this, by the way, is the third time sense monday that the rescuers have been pulled back because of the dangerous conditions. another story we want to bring to your attention from afghanistan, nato officials confirming that a u.s. air force aircraft has crashed in southeastern afghanistan, killing three service members, as well as one government contractor. they were injured and taken to a military base for treatment. taliban spokesmen claiming the militants shot down the aircraft, but nato is saying only that the crash is under investigation. again, that aircraft killed three service members happening overnight in afghanistan. back to your calls. the focus of the
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Apr 12, 2010 2:00am EDT
this is a point at which virginia was saying a couple minutes ago plays in. if you are thinking about an appellate practice, there is no other kind of practice to balance it with whatever you want to balance it with. you almost always know when they are going to be due long ahead of time. you can work at them in nights and weekends, you can work at them at home. it is amazing the places now with the snet revolution and everything, it's amazing the places you can work on a brief and the times of day you can do it. so, you know, it is a fantastic practice. i think if you look at government offices that deal with, for example, the brooklyn district attorney's office, where you look at the legal defense center, women are quite well represented in that practice, because that practice the case has acome to you. so it doesn't require you to be a business getter, it requires you to be a business do-er, and this is an incredibly wonderful kind of work to do. if you like writing and research thrrk is nothing better than it. i think the supreme court practice has this additional problem because
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Apr 7, 2010 10:00am EDT
. >> looking good. >> next alexander korea virginia liles crouch elementary school. >> hello. >> and we've got a group of girl scouts from the national capital region who have been involved in health and wellness issues. welcome, ladies. >> how about the alliance for a healthier generation. >> good morning. >> and we have a number of student journalists covering this event. >> oh, goodness, the journalists. >> the professionals always in the back. >> watching. >> yes. >> and is there any person who hasn't had a chance to hand? >> make sure you stand up because your parents are watching. >> great. >> you could -- if you could begin by telling us. in the past every first lady has had a special issue. mrs. reagan was worried about drug use by young people. mrs. bush was worried about literacy. how did you come to this issue and why? >> as a mom way before we were anywhere near coming to the white house. you guys know i have these two beautiful little girls malya and sasha. they are not so little now, but i was like a lot of your parents. you know, i worked a job. my husband worked a job
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Apr 11, 2010 10:30am EDT
. >> in washington d.c. 6-8. stuart hobson. >> looking good. >> next alexander korea virginia liles crouch elementary school. >> hello. >> and we've got a group of girl scouts from the national capital region who have been involved in health and wellness issues. welcome, ladies. >> how about the alliance for a healthier generation. >> good morning. >> and we have a number of student journalists covering this event. >> oh, goodness, the journalists. >> the professionals always in the back. >> watching. >> yes. >> and is there any person who hasn't had a chance to hand? >> make sure you stand up because your parents are watching. >> great. >> you could -- if you could begin by telling us. in the past every first lady has had a special issue. mrs. reagan was worried about drug use by young people. mrs. bush was worried about literacy. how did you come to this issue and why? >> as a mom way before we were anywhere near coming to the white house. you guys know i have these two beautiful little girls malya and sasha. they are not so little now, but i was like a lot of your parents. you kn
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Apr 13, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from west virginia rise? mrs. capito: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. capito: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to extend my deepest sympathies to the 29 victims of the upper big branch mine explosion, their families, loved ones, and their community. last monday's tragedy occurred in montcoal, west virginia, and the worst mine disaster in over 40 years. it has been gut wrenching for our entire state. in the wake of this horrific tragedy, those citizens of west virginia, including our outstanding emergency and rescue workers, and our governor, pulled together to support the communities and families devastated by this explosion. as we grieve this loss of life, we must also honor the victims of the accident by taking the appropriate steps to ensure that this never happens again. never again in west virginia or in any other state can we let safety slip through the cracks. we will not let this happen again. now is the time to
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Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
know that my friends from virginia and my friend from connecticut had a press conference earlier today to talk about some of the issues that are being talked about rhetorically. and let's say that what is happening right now -- and it is unfortunate for the american people -- what is happening right now is that both sides of the aisle are trying to herd of goats with language -- up folks with language that does not do justice to this, very difficult, something very much needed in this country. there have been a lot of discussion about this funding mechanism, this $50 million -- this $50 billion bailout fund, if you will -- and those are somebody else's words by the way, not mine. let's just talk about this and i know the american people are probably tuning and in some cases and wonder how we are jumping into this without a lot of dialogue, but the fact is that we have a financial regulation bill that i hope will come before us and that will dills something called orderly liquidation, so that when a large institution fails, it actually fails. i think that is what the american peop
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
late. is roy joined by my colleague from virginia, mark -- i am joined by my colleague from virginia, mark warner. democrats and republicans have worked very hard over the last year putting together a proposal for financial reform. we are not there yet in terms of achieving a bipartisan bill. the process is an ongoing one. we have reported on the talks over the last couple of months. let me just share a couple of thoughts, and then i will turn the microphone over to mark warner. americans of all stripes all across the country have suffered terribly as a result of the economic crisis in the country. millions of jobs have been lost. hamas have ended up in foreclosure. retirement accounts -- homes have ended up in foreclosure. retirement accounts have and then eliminated. we have seen the devastation all across our country. we came to the brink of a major meltdown of all financial institutions approximating the great depression of the 1920's. we have avoided that, but obviously a lot has to be done to make sure we do not end up in this situation again. we must never again leave future g
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Apr 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
in virginia class, which has been very successful program or some variant of a virginia class? >> with regard to studies, we can show you everything that we have done and s andp has done as -- and what sp has done as well. i will take that back to the navy and talk to them about it. >> ok. thank you very much. >> mr. sullenberger. >> i appreciate you all being with us today. i'm sure that everybody agrees that the start and the nuclear posture review and our allies is making sure that we have a strong credible deterrent and a modern, agile infrastructure. with their infrastructure, i mean people, too. without those things, the rest falls apart. i want to pose to questions. the first question is this. every declared nuclear power in the world is making new weapons all the time except us. probably the undeclareds ones are doing it as well. france, for example, in 1995- 1996, decided that they wanted to solve thisxd non-testing rege coming on. the convicted a series of tests for designs that would be more -- they conducted a series of tests for designs that would be more robust.
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Apr 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
address the real danger is that america faces. host: ashburn, virginia. good morning. caller: as far as i understand, there is little evidence that iran is actually seeking nuclear weapons. as a free nation, they have the right to procure nuclear power for energy. host: we will get to your question. we want to get a response first. guest: with due deference to the caller, i do not know where you have been for the past 15 years. iran keeps changing their stories. they have gone from no centrifuges to 8000. if they were for peaceful purposes, i do not know what they would hide them. they are dealing with polonium, and that has only one use, and to trigger a nuclear weapon. they are 85% of the way to having weapons-grade material. anyone who does not realize that iran is relentlessly pursuing nuclear weapons is simply not paying attention. guest: fair enough. so what are we sending weapons inspectors instead of thapplying sanctions? israel refuses to sign onto the non-proliferation treaty. what wouldn't the u.s. put more pressure on them to do so? guest: the question related to the nuclear
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Apr 21, 2010 7:00am EDT
, norfolk, virginia -- phil. caller: i generally vote of the party. i took my cue from -- the party that makes a difference. i am not going to give any more money anymore. i read dnc spent money on lavish trips -- the rnc and dnc. host: might you start giving up on candidates and of the independence? caller: is easier because the parties are so aligned ideologically. without knowing anything about them -- if i know something about them i might vote for an r but generally speaking they did not have anything to offer the country any more. host: let us look again at this article about senator scott brown. danny, independent line. panama city, florida. you are in florida at the heart of this fight over governor's cursed looking at the senate seat. what do you think? caller: i vote for the person and stuff. i used to vote for a party but the parties are both out of touch, so out of touch with the people and stuff. gov. christie right now, he didn't vote on party lines -- gov. crist. the rnc is very upset. that is okay. he took a stand for the people. everybody's saying, the union. teachers un
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Apr 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
well-off compared to the country overall. here is bruce on the republican line from virginia. caller: i am republican and conservative, and i think -- and i would back the tea party if you were run for congress and the senate. host: they would have their own candidates and you would support them? why is that? caller: yes, because here where i live they have no jobs. they have shut down. [unintelligible] goodyear -- you have the schools with a big budget cut of $4 million, which will be layoffs. it is very bad here where i live. host: how do you see the principles of the tea party helping with that situation? caller: i believe it would help to get jobs in this area. host: an independent from maryland. caller: i do not believe it will last. i think any progressive movement by the people in this country is doomed because it is only a matter of time were the get thoroughly infiltrated by the intelligence apparatus, and destroyed from within. i just came across something about these anti-american organizations, all these neo- nazi type of organizations. they give instructions to p
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Apr 28, 2010 10:00am EDT
the amendment although i do not oppose the amendment. the chair: the gentleman virginia tech. mr. andrews: thank you, mr. chairman. i would like to thank my friend from texas for offering this amendment. i think it makes a very significant contribution to this legislation. what it effectively says is that competition should always be the general rule. only when there is a compelling reason for an exception should there be one. so, for example, if there is a national emergency or there truly is only one entity that could provide a good or service, then in those exceptional circumstances but only in those exceptional circumstances should there be no competition before rewarding of a contract. again i think that the amendment is very much consistent with the purpose, spirit, and letter of the bill. and would urge my colleagues to support it. and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chairman, do i want to thank the gentleman, mr. andrews, not only in his testimony before the rules committee yesterday but also
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Apr 21, 2010 10:00am EDT
would yield a minute and a half to another one of our great freshmen, mr. pierriello from virginia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for a minute and a half. mr. pierriello: mr. speaker, today is a good day for america's veterans and their families. i rise in support of s. 1963, the caregivers and veterans omnibus health services act of 2009 that makes good on our national commitment to the veterans and their families, including those in our rural communities. i want to thank the chairs and the ranking members for putting our veterans ahead of our partisan divides. taking care of our veterans means taking care of them when they are unable to take care of themselves. revolutionary advances in military medicine is increased chances of surviving catastrophic injury sustained in combat, but in many cases surviving a catastrophic injury is only the first step in the battle. recovering from such injuries requires a long-term commitment, not only from the virp, but also from those who love and care for them. once an injured veteran returns home from treatment at a d.o.d. or
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Apr 3, 2010 5:30pm EDT
on their respective websites. back to the phones. from virginia for republicans. good morning. caller: good morning. thanks for coming in. one of you said well, we have time to work on this and turn it around. i've never believed that. if you take care of business now and start this now, later, it will be better. everybody stops driving the car when gas prices went through the roof. when it is fixed, they start driving again and burning fuel the same way again. i read through the healthcare bill as much as i could understand. it's not really scarry to me but it seems to me a little bit of a socialist grab. i guess for people out there that don't have insurance that could use it. that's a huge expense. i'd like to see if any of you can justify what the benefits are compared to the cost. thank you. >> andrew biggs? guest: i'll start with a point you made towards the end that was if we have time for this. i remember back in the bush efforts. people were saying you are crisismongering. we have the same issue here. we are not in the crisis yet but the ship of state moves very, very
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Apr 4, 2010 11:00am EDT
staff. in old town, alexandria, virginia. and i gladly took that job, having no other alternatives. in march of that year, senator dole, having been elected majority leader the price or your, spend his weekends campaigning for others. -- majority leader the prior year. he needed someone available on weekends, would work seven days a week. i had the added advantage of being from kansas. i was asked to go on the campaign trail and went to michigan early in 1986. we hit it off. we had a personal relationship. i proceeded to travel with him a round of the united states and abroad for the next 15 years. during that period, i had a number of roles, all of which work for his campaign committees. i worked as his personal aide or the body boy in his 1988 presidential campaign. in 1989, i came to kansas in managed his senate field office. in 1992, i managed his final reelection campaign to the senate. following that, i helped to manage as a national political action committee. i was living in kansas. prior to the 1994 campaign, that was the end of the road. i did not seek for their campaigns in
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Apr 2, 2010 8:00am EDT
better care. that is where this gets really hard. what is the right amount of care? host: west virginia, republican. caller: i would like to ask, why is obama trying to sell this health care plan? i cannot understand why he sells this program when the party owns it? thank you. guest: i think he is asking what are they trying to sell right now? the democrats are hoping that this legislation will give them a boost in november when not be a real drag on them and cause them to lose office and seats in the house or the senate. public opinion has been very divided on this legislation. they hope it will swing in their direction when people get these details. it will prove more costly than the cbo as estimated over time. it may
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Apr 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
courts," saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> this weekend on book tv, from the virginia festival of the book, rebecca skloot. on "after words," ambassador jack matlock. and princeton university professor on invinting the idea of a white race in the history of white people. find the weekend schedule at booktv dorgan follow us on twitter. >> the minute that the wall street firms were in the business of harvesting middle-class americans for their home equity value and making loans to them against it, there was a natural risk of abuse. >> sunday, michael lewis on the subprime mortgage crisis, his latest "the big shore." michael lewis at 8:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. >> here's a discussion on the federal budget with house majority leader steny hoyer, david walker and others. we'll hear about how the new health care law may impact the deficit, from the university of maryland in college park. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> could afternoon. >> good afternoon, on behalf of the maryland school of public well, steny hoyer is a man of his word. he is here. his passion
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Apr 2, 2010 10:30am EDT
-span's q&a. >> this began on the tv, from the virginia festival of the book, rebecca usclute. and princeton university professor nell irvin painter on invented the idea of a white race in the history of white people. fine the entire weekend schedule at booktv.org and follow was on twitter. >> are content is available on television, radio and on-line and you can also connect with those on facebook, twitter and youtube, and sign up for our scheduled alert e-mails @ c- span.org. >> let's meet another winner in the c-span studentcam documentary competition. we asked students about one of our country's greatest strength or a challenge that the country is facing. today we are talking with third prize high school winner alex weltman from boulton -- patton rouge, louisiana. welcome to c-span. >> thanks. >> why did you decide to focus on the american free market economy for your documentary? >> one of the reasons was -- i was brainstorming about what we should do with this video with my friend stephen. we were trying to think about what topic no one else would focus on. what are some commo
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